EXPUNGEMENT OF A CRIMINAL RECORD
Jersey City & Freehold Attorneys serving Essex, Hudson, Monmouth County, and Nearby NJ Areas
The advantage of having an arrest or criminal conviction expunged from your record cannot be overstated. Your record follows you around wherever you go, including when you apply for a job or fill out a housing application.
At Clark & Clark, our experienced expungement lawyers have handled numerous expungements over the years, helping our clients to remove this stigma from their lives. To learn more, and to arrange a free consultation to discuss expungement, please call our law firm at 732-303-7857.
Am I Eligible for Expungement?
The only way to know for sure is to contact our attorneys. Several things impact whether you are eligible for expungement, including how much time has passed since your arrest or conviction. There is a waiting period from the time you were convicted to the time you can petition for expungement. If you were arrested but never convicted, you may be able to have your arrest and charges expunged immediately.
There are also only certain types of crimes eligible for expungement. During your consultation, we’ll discuss the details of your record and determine whether you are eligible for expungement. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience with the New Jersey expungement statute to give you the information you need to proceed.
Advantages of Expungement
When you are arrested, charged or convicted, you will be fingerprint and the crime will be documented in your criminal record. As you probably already know, just about every type of employer conducts a background check as part of the hiring process. Even if you were never convicted, the employer may decide not to hire you just based on the fact that you were arrested and fingerprinted. This type of behavior is not limited to employers, but also universities, scholarship foundations and housing providers.
This type of burden can follow you around for the rest of your life. Expungement gives you a fresh start, allowing you to confidently apply for jobs and other things without the fear of being rejected because of your record. Do not assume that because you had your charges dismissed or because you completed a diversionary program that there is nothing on your record.
Contact An Expungement Lawyer Today!
It is essential to come to a consultation to find out if you are eligible. There are many conditions that may preclude expungement, such as having more than one indictable conviction. We are extensively experienced in these matters, and have even obtained expungement for people who are out-of-state residents.
To schedule a free consultation with the experienced Newark and Jersey City expungement attorneys at Clark & Clark, LLC, please call 732-303-7857.